Woman found dead after car drives into pond, deputies say

A dead female was found inside a submerged vehicle near Sun City Center, deputies said.

The victim was identified as 64-year-old Veronica Collins. Deputies with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said the “vehicle drove into a pond for unknown reasons,” and sank in the 1900 block of Sterling Glen Court. The incident occurred around 9 p.m. Monday.

Deputies said Collins was the only person inside the vehicle. No other information was immediately available.